Stan “Rhino” Efferding approaches offering advice the same way he approaches training: Just stick to the cold, hard basics. Here, the renowned bodybuilder and strongman gives us his rules for getting big, strong, and lean. Apply these seven principles to your muscle-building regimen and results are guaranteed.

Stan “Rhino” Efferding is an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder and World Record powerlifter. Stan is known as the “World’s Strongest Bodybuilder” and is one of only six men in history in any weight class to have ever totaled over 2,300 lbs raw in competition, which he did at the age of 45. For more with Stan, you can visit his web page at